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Concord CC to Host NHGA Major Championships in 2019 & 2024

September 25th, 2018

Author: Kate Billings
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA) is excited to announce that Concord Country Club is set to host the 2019 Robert H. Elliott Mid-Amateur Championship and the 2024 New Hampshire Amateur Championship.  The NHGA is excited to be returning to Concord CC for these top amateur golf tournaments.
 
NHGA Executive Director Matt Schmidt had this to say about the return to Concord CC; “Concord Country Club has been an avid supporter of NHGA events for many, many years. We’re thrilled to be returning for the Mid-Amateur next year and after a twelve year hiatus from the State Amateur, it made perfect sense to once again ask Concord to serve as our host club. We want to sincerely thank the Board of Directors, members, and staff at CCC for their great support of the NHGA and willingness to showcase their golf course to some of the best players in New Hampshire.”
 
2019 will mark the third time that Concord CC will host the New Hampshire Mid-Amateur Championship which was named after Robert H. Elliott, long-time secretary-treasurer of the NHGA, after he started the tournament in 1984.  Concord CC hosted the second New Hampshire Mid-Amateur Championship in 1985 when John Lewandowski took the title and again as one of the two host sites in 2008 when Jim Cilley won. 
 
The New Hampshire Amateur Championship has been contested at Concord CC three times; in 1976 when Kirk Hanefeld won his second title, in 1993 Bob Mielcarz claimed his sixth of nine State Amateur victories, and most recently in 2012 when Joe Leavitt won his first of two titles.  2024 will be Concord CC’s fourth time hosting the most prestigious amateur golf tournament in the Granite State.
 
Concord CC members have found great success in New Hampshire Golf Association championships over the years including Bob Mielcarz who has won a record nine New Hampshire Amateur Championship titles and is set to be inducted into the New Hampshire Golf Hall of Fame next month.  The 2018 New Hampshire Amateur Champion, Matt Paradis also calls Concord CC his home course.  Not only has Paradis found success in the Granite State, but he went on to compete in the U.S. Amateur Championship that was held at Pebble Beach in August.
 
The par-70 golf course stretches out to about 6,500 yards and is well-known for its challenging greens where local knowledge is beneficial to success.  Golfer can expect fast greens and great conditions for both championships.
 
The Robert H. Elliott Mid-Amateur Championship is a three-day, 54-hole individual stroke play championship open to players 25 years of age and older.  All competitors play 36 holes on each of the first two days and the field is cut to the low 27 players and ties.  Those advancing on play 18 more holes to determine the champion. The event will be held October 1-3, 2019.
 
The New Hampshire Amateur Championship is one of the longest running State Amateur golf tournaments in the country.  Played over six days, a field of 156 golfers play 36 holes of stroke play qualifying to determine the 64 that will advance on to match play rounds.  The final match is a 36-hole match to decide the champion. The 121st playing of the State Amateur will be July 8-13, 2024.